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Laconia Christian Academy supports your child’s learning needs.

At Laconia Christian Academy, we utilize NILD Educational Therapy®, also known as The Discovery Program, for our students struggling with academics, and we’ve witnessed the results.

NILD was developed to treat assumed, underlying causes of learning difficulties rather than simply treating the symptoms. A learning disability is an area of weakness or inefficiency in brain function that hinders a student’s ability to learn or hinders normal life functions. Educational therapists are trained to develop language and thinking through effective questioning. Students are taught to defend their answers and to reflect upon their thinking processes. They transition from dependent learners to those who think and reason independently.

“The Discovery Program has helped our son reach his academic potential measured by his grades, his attitude toward school, and his confidence…We would recommend this program to any family who has a child that is struggling with academics.”

 — Scott and Toni

Our Philosophy

Direct and focused attack on deficient thinking skills can stimulate the brain to work more efficiently.

Our Mission

To build the competence and confidence of those who struggle to learn. To help students develop the tools of independent learning for the classroom and for life.

Integrative, Individual, Intense

We help to develop a student’s perceptual and cognitive skills in reading, writing, spelling and math during one-on-one, 90-minute therapy sessions twice a week.

Non-tutorial approach

Guiding students in “how to learn” rather than tutoring them in “what to learn”

What happens during a session?

Therapy sessions include a variety of techniques designed to address a student’s specific areas of difficulty and to improve his/her overall ability to think, reason and process information. Students are trained to think for themselves rather than depend upon a teacher or parent to think for them. Language and thinking skills are interdependent so that when one skill develops, the other is also strengthened.